Marlene Hauser

Marlene leaning on a stack of her books

Marlene Hauser

Blogs

These blogs are a chance to share with you more personally how I feel about things going on in my life and/or in the world at large.  Sometimes they are directly related to my books, but most often they are not.

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July Message

Any mention of July to me always conjures up one day in the month in particular: the 4th of July, with its fireworks celebrating America's Independence Day. Even if I have not lived in the US for ...

June Message

To me, June means Father’s Day. FATHER’S DAY writ large, that is. With a bigger- than-life father like mine, who could ever forget it? What do you give a man, a large man, a military man, who ...

A May Message

In May I think of lily of the valley—muguet, as they say in France, where as a young child I was first introduced to this sweet-smelling flower. Of the upright stem, with its two bright green, broad ...

April Message

Hi All, Change. Inevitable! Fear? Not! Love at first sight? Actually, it was love just moments before—call it presight. First came the acres of sunflowers and soy and then, halfway down the ...

A March Message

Here in Oxford, England, March started with the ‘Beast from the East,’ a polar vortex that came spiraling in from Siberia. Temperatures plummeted to -10oC, 15 centimetres of snow fell, and with a Red ...

A Note for February

It’s February. The time of hearts, flowers, proposals, diamonds, gold and my birthday! Technically, I love February, month of Aquarius the water-bearer, with its hint of spring, daffodils, earlier ...